With the success of Legion, the X-Men are thriving on both the big and small screens. In addition to the critical FX show, Fox has ordered a pilot for a new television show centered in the X-Men world of mutants and government officials hunting them. With Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse) producing the show, and Matt Nix (Burn Notice) serving as the showrunner, the show (if ordered to full series) will focus on two parents on the run after their mutant child in discovered by government agents. So far there has been a few casting announcements for the pilot, and now the show has found its lead.

True Blood alum Stephen Moyer has been cast in the Untitled X-Men show as Reed. Reed is an ambitious attorney who presumably will be the father of the mutant child that will go on the run after being discovered by the government and have to rely on a “mutant underground railroad.” His wife and child are yet to be cast, so expect more announcements coming soon. It’s already been announced that actor Blair Redford (Switched at Birth) has already been cast as Sam, the leader of the underground mutant network. Jamie Chung (Gotham) has also been cast as the TV version of Blink (a mutant teleporter who was seen in the future part of X-Men: Days of Future Past). The famous mutant-hunting robots, the Sentinels will also appear in the show.

Since the end of True Blood, Moyer has had a few roles here and there including Concussion, Detour, The Sound of Music and The Bastard Executioner. Moyer will be seen soon in the upcoming Fox police shooting miniseries Shots Fired as well. Should the X-Men series get picked up, Moyer will have his hands full as Reed.

Source: Comicbook Movie

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